Announcing a new Meetup for DC Mountain Madness!
What: Training Hike -- Raven Rocks to Blackburn shelter and back
When: Saturday, March 6,[masked]:00 AM
VA-7 VA[masked] miles w of Leesburg
Bluemont, VA 20135
~15 miles, lots of elevation change.
Start at Raven Rocks, hike north on the AT to the Blackburn Trail center and then turn around and hike back to Raven Rocks.
I was able to find a garmin profile
for the hike (starting at Bear's Den, which is just south of Raven Rocks) and it says the one-way trip has 3,117 feet up and 2,664 down and since we're doing an out and back...well, it's a lot of climbing! There are also lots and lots of rocks on this hike (my last hike of RR ended in x-rays, d'oh!)
Hike starts at 9am at the Raven Rocks parking lot [masked],[masked]). The lot is very small, so do your best to carpool. Also, I'm told there have been a lot of break-ins here so be sure to clear your car of any valuables. There's an alternate parking spot down the road (I'll post that in a bit).
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/DC-Mountain-Madness/calendar/12458149/